Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Development - General, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
The Salvation Army is seeking an experienced, top performing Vice President of Philanthropy professional to lead the Development Department for the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division of The Salvation Army, headquartered in the Milwaukee area.
If you’re ready for a career doing meaningful work with a discernible impact, keep reading. The Salvation Army’s brand promises to Do the Most Good® -and it’s our employees that help us get there. At every level and in every discipline, you can have a real impact on your community through the work done inside our walls every day. If you work for us, you will be the hands and feet that enable us to help others. We are as impassioned about our employees as we are about our mission to help anyone in need without discrimination. Our culture reflects this quality, which makes our offices a seriously great places to work. Just walk inside our doors and you’ll quickly see that our employees are proud to support programs that make a difference.
What you can expect in this role:
As a Senior Executive and member of the Divisional Finance Board (DFB), the Executive Director of Philanthropy directs all major gifts, planned giving, marketing, and external relations programs in the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Division; effectively and consistently links the Divisions and the Divisional Commander on a long term basis to the community; represents the Division territorially and nationally in development and communication matters. This position requires a significant amount of travel in Wisconsin and upper Michigan.
What you will need to succeed:
Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Business, or related degree
8 years successful experience leading and managing major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, direct mail, government and foundation grants, and advisory boards
5 years proven track record of success in soliciting and securing funds from individuals, corporations and foundations
Proven successful experience in public relations and special events
Demonstrated history as a strong relationship builder
CFRE certification preferred but not required
Integral knowledge and involvement with a donor/contact management system, preferably Salesforce
Willingness to travel extensively in WI and Upper MI and have a clean driving record
Excellent verbal and written skills
Track record of achieving goals
Adept at developing strong relationships externally with donors, board members, advisory boards, and internally with senior level management, and internal staff from various department
Background includes leading an integrated communications effort (i.e. direct mail and digital media)
Strong desire to work for a Faith Based organization and the ability to verbalize a personal connection with the Mission of The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army recognizes that peace of mind is important to employees and their families. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary, company vehicle, gas card, cell phone, lap top computer, reimbursed travel expenses, full health coverage, employer paid retirement, professional development, paid time off, and more!
We are and equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, ago or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a worldwide religious and charitable organization, motivated by the love of God and concern for the needs of humanity. The Army’s tradition of helping those in need began more than 150 years ago. Members of The Salvation Army serve the poor and needy in 110 countries. Nationally, we have over 62,000 employees and over 3 million volunteers.
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